Why the MyGabb App is the Best GPS Tracker for Kids

MAR 30, 2022

Why the MyGabb App is the Best GPS Tracker for Kids

Today, GPS tracking devices are more important to parents than ever before; 78% of parents say GPS tracking is the #1 reason why they buy a Gabb Watch for their kids, and 29% of parents say that GPS tracking is why they buy a Gabb Phone.

Here’s why parents are choosing the MyGabb app as the best child GPS tracker.

MyGabb App: The Top-Rated App to Keep Track of Kids

The MyGabb app is the top-rated GPS tracking app for kids on both Android and iOS, and is available on both of Gabb’s GPS devices: the Gabb Watch and the Gabb Phone

With the MyGabb app, parents have access to several GPS tracking features including: automatic location updates, manual location updates, active GPS tracking, and customizable safe zones. 

Automatic Location Updates

In order to extend a Gabb device’s long battery life, the MyGabb app doesn’t automatically update a child’s GPS location every 30 seconds unless the device is set to “Active GPS Tracking.” Instead, the MyGabb app updates a Gabb device’s GPS location every 15 minutes. 

Parents can adjust the automatic location update schedule in the MyGabb app to suit their child’s needs. This includes: disabling automatic location updates; increasing or decreasing the location update frequency to 10, 15, 30, or 60 minutes; and setting custom monitoring times. 

“So far this watch has better GPS capabilities than most cell phones. I love it.” – Diana F.

Manual Location Updates

In addition to adjusting the automatic location update schedule, parents can also manually update their child’s location at any time by clicking “Locate” on the Gabb device that they are wanting to track in the MyGabb app. 

This feature is great for parents who have their automatic location update schedule set to a low frequency (ex. every 60 minutes), but want to see where their child is located without having to wait for the MyGabb app to automatically update their child’s location.

“It was SUPER easy to set up the GPS feature through this app. I feel that my child is safer because I can now see exactly where he is at all times. Thanks, Gabb, for allowing the security important to me and the freedom important to my child!” – Jill F.

Active GPS Tracking

Active GPS tracking allows parents to get GPS location updates on a Gabb device every 30 seconds for 10 minutes. Parents will typically use active GPS tracking when their child is walking to school, to the local park, or to a friend’s house so that they can see their child’s location in practically real time. This feature can drain a Gabb device’s battery life faster, so it’s recommended that this feature only be used when needed.

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“This app is so helpful when I need to locate my daughter’s phone or my daughter. I highly recommend it.” – Brittany C.

Customizable Safe Zones 

Another GPS feature available with the MyGabb app is customizable safe zones. Safe zones allow parents to set perimeters around specific locations for children that are using a Gabb Device: a child’s home, their school, the local park, or their best friend’s house. Then, whenever a child enters or exits a safe zone with their Gabb Watch, their parent will receive an alert within the MyGabb app. 

“My son has the [Gabb Watch]. I love it [and] he loves it too. I can see where he is at all times. Will buy another for my other son soon as well.” – Christie P.

Play a Sound to Find a Lost Gabb Device

Not only is the MyGabb app great for tracking down kids, but the app can even track lost Gabb devices. By manually updating the Gabb device location in the MyGabb app, parents will be able to see the general location of the Gabb device; then, they simply click “Play Sound” and the Gabb device will begin making a loud dinging noise to make it easier to find. 

“This has made my daughter’s phone so much more functional for our family. Whenever she misplaces it, I can easily click ‘play sound’ and we find it within a minute or two. It sounds simple, but adds a lot of convenience!” – K. Nicole

Gabb’s GPS Trackers for Kids

Now that you know the ins and outs of the MyGabb app and all of its location tracking features, the question is: Which Gabb device is right for your child?

At a glance here are the features that differentiate the Gabb Watch from the Gabb Phone:

The Gabb Watch

  • Active GPS tracking
  • Customizable safe zones
  • Calling, preset texting, and voice messaging up to 10 contacts
  • SOS button
  • School mode
  • Parent-managed tasks
  • Step counter
  • Water resistance

The Gabb Phone 

  • Active GPS tracking
  • Customizable safe zones
  • Calling and texting to unlimited contacts
  • Wifi calling
  • Optional picture messaging
  • 5MP and 8MP cameras
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Bluetooth

Both of Gabb’s GPS devices cost $149.99 and have unlimited talk and text for an affordable monthly fee with plans over 12 months, 24 months, and month-to-month. Regardless of whether you choose the Gabb Watch or the Gabb Phone, you can have peace of mind knowing you have the best GPS tracker for kids.


  • Angela on Jun 01, 2022 09:30 AM

    Is there a list of device requirements for the MyGabb App? I have installed the MyGabb App on four different devices, and the GPS tracking feature does not fully work on any of them. It would be great if GPS tracking would work from the browser account interface in addition to the app fully functioning on more devices.

  • Gabb on Jun 06, 2022 05:07 PM

    Hi Angela, thanks for reaching out. We're sorry to hear you've been having some problems with the app. I would try to unpair and pair back to the app from the primary contact phone. Maybe do it on all of your apps to be safe. When you unpair and pair back it will run a factory reset and help the connection between the watch and the app.

  • Darla on Aug 17, 2022 04:15 AM

    Can parents turn off the GPS feature on the gabb watch during certain hours if you don't want them to be tracked?

  • Gabb on Aug 18, 2022 09:54 AM

    Hi Darla! This is a great question and the answer is YES! You can choose which hours you want to be tracking your kids by customizing the safe zones.

  • gre g on Jan 11, 2023 04:43 PM

    can you get weather? if so how

  • Gabb on Jan 17, 2023 05:31 PM

    Yes, there is a Weather app available on both the Gabb Phone and Gabb Phone Plus. You can download it in the parent portal.

  • E Nielsen on Jan 24, 2023 05:01 PM

    Is there an app for directions so my child can use the device to walk or ride their bike to specific locations?

  • Gabb on Jan 26, 2023 10:57 AM

    Hi there, there is not a maps app at this time but it is something we know parents are asking for. Our team is working hard to see if there is a safe way to implement this. Thank you for your feedback.

  • Dawn on Jan 25, 2024 01:40 PM

    Can I access the GPS or to find the phone on a computer?

  • Gabb on Jan 25, 2024 06:12 PM

    You can only access GPS through the MyGabb app!

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